World Passenger Steam Trains – Railroad Anthropology – N-Scale Model

Waiting for his train behind 76079 gliding into Cardiff, Wales (UK)

Waiting at  Machynlleth Station in Cardiff, Wales UK.  Wonderful photo by Taliesin Coombes ( of his father Robin Coombes, at the station.  They were kind enough to write to me to correct some the earlier errors in the text.  🙂

The 76079 is one of the wonderful Standard 4-type locomotives built in the UK for Express service.  This photo was taken in 2010 but has the feel of the 1920s and 30s–the heyday of train travel in Western Europe and the United States.

(Earlier I had posted that this was a Black 5 locomotive, but was corrected by the photographer.  My apologies.)


4 responses

  1. Mike

    You might want to check that, if I am not mistaken, that engine there is a BR standard 5, not a Black 5, even though they are similar. Wonderful photography.

    March 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    • Thank you, I believe you are correct.

      May 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  2. Robin Coombes

    As above the loco is a British Railways standard 4 N0 76079 not a LMS Black 5. The location is Machynlleth Station in Mid Wales, Cardiff is the Capital City of Wales. The photo should be correctly attributed to Taliesin Coombes (Son) not Robin Coombes (Father) The person in the photo is Robin Coombes.


    May 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    • Thank you Robin. I asked three different British railfans for the loco’s model. I could not tell exactly. So thank you for clearing it up!

      May 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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